What are letters?

  • (noun): The literary culture.
    Example: "This book shows American letters at its best"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on letters, letter:

... Spelling is the writing of one or more words with letters and diacritics ... always, means an accepted standard spelling or the process of naming the letters ... attempt to transcribe the sounds of the language into alphabetic letters, but phonetic spellings are exceptions in many languages for various reasons ...
Epistle - Ancient Greece and Rome
... The letters of Cicero are one of the most important sources on the history of the late Roman Republic and preserve features of colloquial Latin not always in ... The letters of Pliny the Younger likewise are studied as both examples of Latin prose with self-conscious literary qualities and sources for historical information ... epistles, composed in elegiac couplets the Heroides, letters written in the person of legendary women to their absent lovers and the Tristia and Ex Ponto, written in first person during the poet's exile ...
Rosa Luxemburg - Life - Germany
... The recently published Letters of Rosa Luxemburg shed important light on Rosa Luxemburg’s life in Germany ... translation of the book in the Globe and Mail “The three decades covered by the 230 letters in this collection provide the context for her major ... that for Rosa, “the revolution was a way of life,” and yet that the letters also challenge the stereotype of “Red Rosa” as a stupid fighter ...
Vehicle Registration Plates Of Indonesia - Registration Plate Design - Design Convention
... follows the following format LL NNNN LL where "L" are letters of the Latin alphabet, and "N" and numbers from "0" to "9" (note that the first number is never a "0") ... The first single or double letters denote the area of registration ... This is then followed by one or two letters although they may be optional ...
Zita (Hittite Prince)
... was a Hittite prince and probably the brother of Suppiluliuma I, (Šuppiluliumaš of the letters), in the 382–letter correspondence called the Amarna letters ... The letters were mostly sent to the pharaoh of Egypt from 1350-1335 BC, but other internal letters, vassal-state letters, and epics, also word texts, are part of the letter corpus ... Zita's letter to the Egyptian pharaoh is addressed to someone at the Egyptian court ...

More definitions of "letters":

  • (noun): Scholarly attainment.
    Example: "He is a man of letters"

Famous quotes containing the word letters:

    American thinking, when it concerns itself with beautiful letters as when it concerns itself with religious dogma or political theory, is extraordinarily timid and superficial ... [I]t evades the genuinely serious problems of art and life as if they were stringently taboo ... [T]he outward virtues it undoubtedly shows are always the virtues, not of profundity, not of courage, not of originality, but merely those of an emasculated and often very trashy dilettantism.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    The entire merit of a man can never be made known; nor the sum of his demerits, if he have them. We are only known by our names; as letters sealed up, we but read each other’s superscriptions.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    The post-office had a great charm at one period of our lives. When you have lived to my age, you will begin to think letters are never worth going through the rain for.
    Jane Austen (1775–1817)